Erich Kästner Museum

Lighting for the micromuseum® for Erich Kästner in Dresden

Designed by Ruairí O’Brien, the micromuseum®, a modern piece of architecture, artwork and interactive working toolkit, reflects the multifaceted personality and work of the world-famous children’s book author, poet, media man and journalist Erich Kästner.

The careful insertion of a new “heart” into the listed Villa Augustin on Albertplatz, into the former home of Kästner’s uncle, by means of a microarchitectural implantation of a house into the house -consisting of a multimedia core and 13 mobile life-size information modules- creates a lively bridge between past, present and future as well as all generations. By examining and operating the life-size building blocks as well as the multimedia components, visitors gain access to the exhibition content and are granted insights into the complex Erich Kästner world, which they can explore along a self-directed route and at their own pace.